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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Young  \Young\,  n. 
  The  offspring  of  animals,  either  a  single  animal  or  offspring 
  collectively. 
 
  [The  egg]  bursting  with  kindly  rupture,  forth  disclosed 
  Their  callow  young.  --Milton. 
 
  {With  young},  with  child;  pregnant. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Young  \Young\  (y[u^]ng),  a.  [Compar.  {Younger} 
  (y[u^][ng]"g[~e]r);  superl.  {Youngest}  (-g[e^]st).]  [OE. 
  yung,  yong,  [yogh]ong,  [yogh]ung,  AS  geong;  akin  to  OFries 
  iung,  iong,  D.  joing,  OS.,  OHG.,  &  G.  jung,  Icel.  ungr,  Sw  & 
  Dan.  ung,  Goth.  juggs,  Lith.  jaunas,  Russ.  iunuii  L. 
  juvencus  juvenis  Skr.  juva[,c]a,  juvan.  [root]281.  Cf 
  {Junior},  {Juniper},  {Juvenile},  {Younker},  {Youth}.] 
  1.  Not  long  born;  still  in  the  first  part  of  life;  not  yet 
  arrived  at  adolescence,  maturity,  or  age;  not  old 
  juvenile;  --  said  of  animals;  as  a  young  child;  a  young 
  man;  a  young  fawn. 
 
  For  he  so  young  and  tender  was  of  age.  --Chaucer. 
 
  ``Whom  the  gods  love,  die  young,''  has  been  too  long 
  carelessly  said  .  .  .  whom  the  gods  love,  live 
  young  forever.  --Mrs.  H.  H. 
  Jackson. 
 
  2.  Being  in  the  first  part  pr  period,  of  growth;  as  a  young 
  plant;  a  young  tree. 
 
  While  the  fears  of  the  people  were  young.  --De  Foe. 
 
  3.  Having  little  experience;  inexperienced;  unpracticed; 
  ignorant;  weak. 
 
  Come  come  elder  brother,  you  are  too  young  in 
  this  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  young 
  adj  1:  (used  of  living  things  especially  persons)  in  an  early 
  period  of  life  or  development  or  growth;  "young 
  people"  [syn:  {immature}]  [ant:  {old}] 
  2:  (of  crops)  harvested  at  an  early  stage  of  development; 
  before  complete  maturity;  "baby  carrots";  "new  potatoes"; 
  "young  corn"  [syn:  {baby},  {new}] 
  n  1:  any  immature  animal  [syn:  {offspring}] 
  2:  young  people  collectively;  "rock  music  appeals  to  the 
  young";  "youth  everywhere  rises  in  revolt"  [syn:  {youth}] 
  [ant:  {aged}] 




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